Rhapsody.com:SUMMERFEST DAY TWO: THE (NAPPY) ROOTS AND B-52S

Rhapsody.com:SUMMERFEST DAY TWO: THE (NAPPY) ROOTS AND B-52S

Nappy Roots Interview and Show!
Hey, remember Nappy Roots? The self-professed “Country Boyz” had a huge hit with the grit(z)y, hick-hop, people power anthem “Po’ Folks” back in 2002 — and then kind of fell off the face of the earth. It was one of those WTF kind of disappearing acts, too, for such a popular, critically acclaimed group that blew up just before Southern hip-hop started to get so much national attention. Well, as it turns out, the Kentucky crew didn’t go anywhere: they’ve continued to put out albums (including Pursuit of Nappyness, their latest, which dropped June 15) and play shows — including Summerfest! We took the opportunity to talk to Fish Scales, Skinny DeVille and Big V backstage at the Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard stage just before they went on. You can watch the video of the interview right here very soon, but we’ll say this much: the guys chatted charmingly about the state of Southern hip-hop and the new urban dimensions to their sound and jumped all over our Summerfest trivia questions. Plus, Big V and Fish Scales each did an On the Record — 45 seconds on their most formative albums. Check back soon to see which ones they picked!

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